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Expert Advice: Health New Studies on Ticks and Your Dog’s Health
In 2016, the American Kennel Club (AKC) launched its Canine Health Foundation (CHF) Tick-Borne Disease Research Initiative, and the research is continuing this year. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the challenge to collect $250,000 in donations for this initiative, matched dollar-for-dollar by the AKC, was reached in 2016 and again in 2017. Putting these […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/new-studies-ticks-dogs-health/ | March 1, 2018
Expert Advice: News Canine Influenza Virus Notice
There have been reports of recent pockets of outbreaks of canine influenza virus (dog flu) in various parts of the country. As with the human influenza, the dog flu will remain with us. The difference now is that we know what the viruses are that cause two different strains of influenza, and that helps veterinarians […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/canine-influenza-virus/ | January 29, 2018
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Thyroid Disease in Dogs
Thyroid disease is a relatively common problem in dogs. While it is usually treatable, learning that your dog has a thyroid condition is understandably concerning. Here is some information about the more common thyroid diseases that can affect dogs to help you better understand your dog's condition. What Does the Thyroid Do? In order to […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/thyroid-disease-in-dogs/ | January 17, 2018
Expert Advice: Health Why Is Bladder Cancer More Likely in These Breeds?
Cancer. The word sends a chill down our spines, whether it is in regard to ourselves, our human loved ones, or our dogs. Cancer is scary, and it makes us feel out of control. This is especially true if you own a dog breed with a predisposition to cancer. Luckily, when it comes to bladder […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/bladder-cancer-more-likely-breeds/ | November 7, 2017
Expert Advice: Health Vision Loss in Senior Dogs — Symptoms and Management
Just as our eyesight can become impaired as we age, dogs can also suffer from vision loss as they enter their senior years. However, unlike humans, dogs do not rely on vision as their most important sense. Their noses and ears allow them to adapt quite well to changes in their eyesight. Here are the […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/vision-loss-senior-dogs/ | November 1, 2017
Expert Advice: News Valley Fever: What You Should Know
The Great Dane Club of America recently held its national show in Phoenix, Ariz. on Oct. 14-20. Some human attendees have reported becoming ill with the flu since the show. There have also been some cases of Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis) reported in people attending the show. At this time, there have been no reports of […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/valley-fever-what-you-should-know/ | October 30, 2017
Expert Advice: Health Cancer in Senior Dogs –- Signs and Symptoms to Watch For
As our dogs get older, they are at a greater risk for many diseases, including cancer. Almost one-third of all dogs more than seven years old will experience cancer at some point in their lives. In fact, according to the Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University, cancer is the leading cause of death […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/cancer-senior-dogs-signs-symptoms-to-watch-for/ | October 9, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Dog Skin Cancer: Types, Symptoms, and Treatment
The word "cancer" instills fear into the heart of every dog owner, but not all growths are cancerous. The most common growth found on dogs are lipomas, which are fat cells. Also commonly found on dogs are sebaceous cysts, which can become cancerous. If your veterinarian has diagnosed your dog with skin cancer, or if […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-skin-cancer-types-symptoms-treatment/ | October 6, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Can Dogs Get Pink Eye?
What Is Pink Eye? Pink eye, known as conjunctivitis in the veterinary community, is quite common in dogs. Like pink eye in humans, conjunctivitis in dogs typically causes red, inflamed eyes. This gives the disease its nickname, "pink eye." The scientific name, conjunctivitis, quite literally means inflammation of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is the tissue […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/can-dogs-get-pink-eye/ | October 3, 2017
Expert Advice: Health Why Is My Dog Having Trouble Peeing?
We mostly take it for granted that our dogs urinate, whether it is convenient for us or not. Anyone with a dog that frequently marks may even feel a sigh of relief when her dog decides not to spray the neighbor's tires. As awkward as it is when our dog chooses to lift a leg […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-having-trouble-urinating-2/ | September 27, 2017